BETA PHOTO: Condor Rock
Across from King Otto's Castle
is this small crag with a handful of routes including the straight-in crack of The Falcon
(5.10b) and the excellent stemming corner of The Condor
Despite it's relatively close location to the campground proper this can actually be a good place to get away from the crowds and sample some fun routes.
More or less directly south of and across the road from King Otto's Castle
. A large inverted "V" is a prominent landmark. Approach time is about 10 minutes from parking near King Otto's Castle
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Condor Rock:
The Condor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Kibbles and Bolts 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Condor Rock
Start 50' down and left from The Falcon, a striking thin crack/corner system. Climb up a ramp to a vertical crack, then cut right to an arete passing four bolts. Bolted anchor/rap on top.This route is better than it's neighbor to the left due to the arete section up high, but both are fun and easily done as they both share the same anchor.When in the area make sure to check out some of the fine crack routes nearby- The Falcon and The Condor are both high quality lines and The Wonder Bluffs fo...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Condor Rock in the sun. Photo by Blitzo.